Ayatollah Khamenei: U.S. officials are first-class idiots

"The U.S. sanctions turned Iran into the region’s unparalleled power today.”

January 9, 2019 16:52
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with people of Qom, in Teheran, Iran.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with people of Qom, in Teheran, Iran, January 9, 2019.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addressed a group of people from the holy city of Qom on Wednesday, according to PressTV.

Khamenei attacked the US, saying the Americans claim they have imposed the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran, but that the “The Iranian nation and authorities should attentively work to turn the American sanctions into an unprecedented defeat for the Great Satan (the US)."

Khamenei even insulted senior US officials saying that “Some US officials pretend that they are mad. Of course I don’t agree with that. Rather, they are first-class idiots.”

“Neither their threats, nor their words and promises, and not even their signatures is creditworthy,” Khamenei dismissed the US sanctions.

The Ayatollah even said the sanctions helped Iran to develop its domestic capabilities and "turned Iran into the region’s unparalleled power today.”

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